Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is another Christmas favorite in my house! I used to have so much fun pressing the cherries onto each cookie when I was younger. These cookies are sweet and delicious, both with and without the nuts! Cook time is if you bake about a dozen at a time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix margarine and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Stir in Karo syrup and egg yolks; mix well.
  3. Mix in flour.
  4. Chill.
  5. Roll into 1 inch balls.
  6. Dip into slightly beaten egg whites and roll in chopped nuts.
  7. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  8. Press candied cherry halves into centers.
  9. Bake in 325 degree F oven for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

Very good and very easy! I made these tonight for my son's preschool Xmas party tomorrow. My husband was instructed to start steps 1-4.....he put the egg whites in the dough mix and threw out the egg yolks! Anyway, I omitted step 6 (no egg whites/no nuts in case of unknown nut allergies for the kids) and baked them; they turned out just fine. I sprinkled them with powdered sugar too. Thanks, Kree! (Next time I will be not be splitting the task of baking these with DH!) Grrrr! LOL!

TheDancingCook December 22, 2003

Very good! Not too sweet and very tasty. I made 2 batches with nuts, one without, and one with coconut instead. The coconut batch was fantastic! I cooked 1 batch 20 minutes and reduced it to 17 for the others, but I think I may have made them a bit small as I got about 55 cookies out of this recipe. Great for Christmas cookie baskets!

Soup Fly * December 21, 2003

Just made this recipe. I melted white chocolate chips and drizzled them over the top. My very picky girls really liked it, but this time they're getting sent across country!

lynandrex February 05, 2007